Militants launch 72 attacks on ATO troops in eastern Ukraine

09.07.2016 11:58 432

Russian-backed militants launched 72 attacks on ATO troops in eastern Ukraine over the past day. 

As ATO Headquarters press center reports, the situation in the ATO area remains tense but controlled. The enemy intensified activities across the entire demarcation line.

In Mariupol direction, the enemy used 122mm artillery to shell Vodiane (16km north-west of Donetsk).

In Donetsk direction, the tensest situation was observed in Avdiyivka (18km north of Donetsk), Zaitseve (67km north-north-east of Donetsk), Mayorske (45km north of Donetsk) and Luhanske (59km north-east of Donetsk), where the enemy fired at Ukrainian strongholds, using 120mm mortars. Moreover, the enemy used 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms to launch attacks in Donetsk region.

In Luhansk region, the Ukrainian soldiers serving near Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk) came under grenade launcher and small arm fire.


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